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by Mike Maguire (Goodreads Author)
Drawn Inward is a collection of poetry by Mike Maguire comprising four sections: Word Palindromes, in which the words of each poem run in the same sequence backwards as they do forwards; Charades, in which each poem is spelled the same as the one next to it; Palindromes, in which the letters of each poem run in the same sequence backwards as they do forwards; and Poems ...more
Paperback, 52 pages
Published December 21st 2003 by Spineless Books
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Putting pen to paper in any form of constrained writing is a risk and doing so with Palindromes requires great skill. Thankfully in the hands of Mike Maguire we have poetry of supreme impeccability . Deeply engaging, it is not hard to think, are we reading the work of a wordsmith of the highest order or someone who would put Stephen King to shame in weirdness department? I like to think there is a bit of both here with poems that range deeply depressing to humorous and even uplifting. While undo ...more
A kind of "I don't think it can be done!" "Oh, it can. Ok." sort of book. Impressive for what it is, but I don't know if I'd ever feel compelled to look at it again. I read this in a cafe, which is a great place for it to be, free for someone to pick up and go "huh!" at and forget about.